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PiCasso Design Challenge

4 Posts authored by: wesee
Getting the right colors for the project   I did a google on "color therapy".  There are tons of articles about the topic.  I read some of the articles trying to find out what colors and combinations of colors for my project.   I have selected the following colors for the different modes of the lantern:   Green - most balancing and safest color Yellow - brings energy, intelligence and wisdom Orange - signifies abundance, pleasure, well-being and sexuality Red - mor ...
Getting the NeoPixel to work with Raspberry Pi   I am using a NeoPixel Ring as the lighting element of the lantern.  The changing of colors and rotation of lights will be a nice fit to make a rotating lantern.  Last week, I was just to get NeoPixel Ring to work with Raspberry Pi.  I make use of this Python library.   I have done a few tests with the library.  Next I will move on to fine tune colors and intensities based on modes.     ...
Making the structure of the lantern   I have been thinking a lot the structure of the lantern and some ways to hang lantern from the top or a stand to hold the lantern.  But they all post some mechanical constrains to the rotation of the lantern.  Instead, I finally decided to use a rotating light to emulate the sense of rotation.  In this project I used some recycable materials like plastic drinking water bottle and some gift wrap paper.  Below are some pictures of the ...
Introduction   Colorful Rotating Chinese Lantern: A rotating lantern with changing colors that is both, artistic and holistic.  It provides healing color moods, making a more peaceful environment.  Lanterns have a long history in Chinese culture.  You can sight lantern during moon cake festival and chinese new year, just to name a few.  I have going to make a rotating lantern with changing colors.  Here I am combining artistic and health themes into the project. ...